Define __start/__stop symbols when there is only a dynamic def
Fri Jan 26 14:04:00 GMT 2018
On Fri, Jan 26, 2018 at 5:19 AM, Nick Clifton <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Hi Alan,
>> This patch fixes a case where a user had a C-representable named
>> section in both the executable and shared libraries, and of course
>> wanted the size of the local section in the executable, not the
>> dynamic section. It does mean that __start and __stop symbols don't
>> behave exactly like PROVIDEd symbols, but I think that's a reasonable
>> difference particularly since this is the way they used to behave.
> Is this distinction now documented ? Ie can future users still be
> confused by this behaviour ?
>> Nick, I'd like to apply this to the branch. I think it should be
>> quite safe.
>> * elflink.c (bfd_elf_define_start_stop): Override symbols when
>> they are defined dynamically.
> Fair enough - please apply - although I do also like H.J.'s request
> for a testcase...
There are testcases for:
But they only check __start/__stop symbols are handled correctly.
__size isn't checked. Let me see if I can extend them to check
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